The Portland Timbers look to build off their recent 3-0 win against Colorado when they host the Houston Dynamo Wednesday at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS). Here are some key stats and numbers to know heading into the match.
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Portland is unbeaten against Houston in seven straight matches (W4, D3) overall, and eight straight matches at Providence Park (W7, D1).
The Timbers are one of just five teams in MLS that have three players with four or more goals scored this season (Yimmi Chara, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Bill Tuiloma).
Portland has scored nine goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, more than any other team in the league this season.
Forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda has scored five goals this season off 18 shots and eight on target for a shot conversion rate of 27.8%, ranking sixth best in MLS this season.
If both Chara brothers play on June 29, they will become the all-time leaders in most combined games played by brothers in MLS history – regular season and postseason combined (420). Diego and Yimmi will surpass Matt and Nick Besler (418) and Chris and Stephen Wondolowski (419).